Category : General

Prescription Medication in a Safety-Sensitive Workplace: Duty to Accommodate
16 January 2023 | General

Prescription Medication in a Safety-Sensitive Workplace: Duty to Accommodate

Prescription medications can be a significant problem for workers in safety-sensitive positions. Here is what employers need to know.

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Fentanyl Testing FAQs
27 December 2022 | Pre-Employment

Fentanyl Testing FAQs

What is fentanyl, why is it used, and why are employers adding it to their drug detection program? Get answers to these frequently asked questions and more!

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The Top 6 Reasons Employers Use Occupational Testing
21 November 2022 | General

The Top 6 Reasons Employers Use Occupational Testing

At SureHire, our experts are frequently asked when employers should test their employees. Of course, keeping employees and the public safe are the main reasons to test, but there are many scenarios that might prompt an employer to complete occupational testing. Here are 6 of the most common reasons for initiating occupational health testing.

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What is Fentanyl and why is it a concern for employers?
31 October 2022 | Drug & Alcohol Testing, General

What is Fentanyl and why is it a concern for employers?

The opioid crisis in North America continues to balloon, much of it driven by fentanyl. According to CDC data, deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (primarily fentanyl) have continued to rise, with 56,516 overdose deaths reported in 2020. Canada has a fentanyl problem of its own. Of all accidental overdose deaths in the first quarter of 2022, 85% involved fentanyl.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Record Checks
25 October 2022 | General, Pre-Employment

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Record Checks

While a criminal record will not necessarily preclude hiring a potential candidate, it does help provide employers with a more comprehensive picture of the person they are hiring. It can help reduce liability, keep employees and the public safe and ensure you are hiring the right person for the job.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the Forestry and Agriculture Industry
18 October 2022 | Audio, General

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the Forestry and Agriculture Industry

The forestry and agriculture industry is a high-risk sector for occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL). This article explores the risks for NIHL in forestry and agriculture and what employers can do to minimize them.

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Confined Space Awareness
27 September 2022 | Education & Training, General

Confined Space Awareness

In addition to recognizing, identifying, and assessing your confined spaces and the hazards associated with them, your confined space program must include measures to control those hazards. This means you must have a plan that provides training for your workers.

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When to Test Your Employees: Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing
14 September 2022 | Drug & Alcohol Testing, General

When to Test Your Employees: Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing

Relapse is a very real danger for anyone who uses drugs. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 85% of drug users will use drugs again following intervention or treatment. The possibility of a relapse is why return-to-duty and follow-up testing is crucial for employers, particularly those with employees working in safety-sensitive positions.

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Synthetic Drug Testing in the Workplace
7 September 2022 | Drug & Alcohol Testing, General

Synthetic Drug Testing in the Workplace

Synthetic drugs, are becoming more prevalent in workplaces as users look for quicker, greater, and easier highs and dealers look for ways to circumvent drug laws. Here’s what you need to know as an employer.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the Oil and Gas Industry
23 August 2022 | Audio, General

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the Oil and Gas Industry

This article is the first in a 5-part series on the increased risks of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in various industries. It examines the noise-related risks workers in the oil and gas industry face, comparisons with other sectors, and employer obligations for protecting their workforce from workplace-related NIHL.

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